Posts Tagged: lean startup

Incorporating Lean Principles into Business Development
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Incorporating Lean Principles into Business Development

The MVP of Deal Making If you’re an entrepreneur—especially in the technology space—you’ve most likely heard about the lean startup movement. In simplified terms, it’s finding a way to launch your company in the quickest, most affordable, and viable way. This includes creating a beta version of your product that is both minimum and viable—known… Read more »

“Live From The Startup Bus” Heading to SXSW 2013
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“Live From The Startup Bus” Heading to SXSW 2013

This week the Bplans’ blog, Up and Running, is hosting a series of posts by guest blogger and serial entrepreneur Zachary Price, chronicling his adventures on the 2013 Startup Bus MidWest (one of six buses running this year) as it makes its way from Chicago to South By Southwest (SXSW). The group of coders, developers, and designers… Read more »

3 Lean Planning Tools in 1
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3 Lean Planning Tools in 1

On December 7th, LivePlan will be rolling out a new feature called the Pitch. The Pitch will allow entrepreneurs and business owners to create a one-page infographic to visually represent your business opportunity. Once it’s completed, the LivePlan Pitch can easily be shared with lenders, investors, and business partners. LivePlan, now offers 3 Lean Planning tools… Read more »

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The Lean Startup: Benefits and Criticisms

The Lean Startup is a business approach that is synonymous with the work of Eric Ries (who has also published a book called The Lean Startup) and Stanford professor Steve Blank. It describes a new approach for startups and prescribes behaviours they should adapt to increase the likelihood that they will succeed. While the concept… Read more »

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Pitching Your Business vs. Planning Your Business

I feel like recently, as the Lean Startup movement gains more and more traction (I love the Lean Startup principles) and there are more incubators, accelerators, innovation centers, etc. helping startups get off the ground, that I’m hearing more and more this idea: “you don’t need a business plan, you need a great pitch” While… Read more »